Innovative ground-level traffic lights to prevent pedestrian accidents! 8/8/2016 •

Australian company Büro North has come up with an interesting project of traffic lights, located right on the ground. It is especially topical for Pokemon GO fans, as well as for other active smartphone users.

There are a lot of people who keep looking at their mobile devices while walking along the streets. This may lead to various car accidents when pedestrians do not pay attention to the traffic lights, and as a result, get serious injuries or even die.

The company has already designed the so-called Smart Tactile Paving system which would light up in red or green to tell face-down mobile device users when it’s safe to cross the road.

The idea seems really great since it may help save thousands of lives.

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What do you think about this project? You're welcome to share your opinion in the comments!


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Ross Stocks
Well, I guess it's the humanitarian thing to do, but it just seems to me that this Pokemon-Go phenomenon is simply an indicator of a healthy self-cleaning gene pool.
Aug 8, 2016 8:56PM
George Hallett
That's ok for areas with little to no snow. The better solution though is for people to simply get their eyes off their cell phones and pay attention to what they're doing.
Aug 8, 2016 9:20PM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
What is happening to the human race? Turning themselves into robots?
Aug 8, 2016 9:56PM
Gilda Page
EXELLENT idea!!!
Aug 8, 2016 10:12PM
Ian MacBrown
LOL Ross :-)
Aug 8, 2016 10:50PM
Marvy Peterson Payne
Aug 8, 2016 11:12PM
Sofka Raice
Great idea!
Aug 8, 2016 11:12PM
Carmine-James Pitaniello
What a great idea.
Aug 8, 2016 11:18PM
Carmine-James Pitaniello
Too funny Ross
Aug 8, 2016 11:19PM
Adrienne Nelson
In Chicago, IL lane separator reflectors were installed, not only did they get covered with snow & ice they corroded and rusted out and had to be dug up.
Aug 8, 2016 11:19PM

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